Yearly Archives: 2011

Happy New Year: Goodbye 2011, Hello 2012!

Can you believe it’s New Year’s Eve already? I certainly can’t! I feel like all of December just disappeared.

To close off 2011, here’s a gorgeous New Year’s Eve wedding photo I found on Hostess with the Mostess — this wedding made their Top 5 posts from 2011.

New Years Eve wedding
Photo credit: Hostess with the Mostess

From Sweet Stylings Weddings & Events to you, wishing you all the best for 2012 and may you be surrounded by good food, good friends and good cheer.


Calgary Wedding Planner and Designer
Calgary Dessert Table Designer

Calgary dessert table design: DIY s’mores-on-a-stick instructions

As I’m writing this post, I can’t help but think about all of the things I still need to do before I’m full “ready” for Christmas celebrations with my family these next few days. I’m sure I’m not the only one feeling the crunch of the to-do lists before all of the Holiday festivities begin, but why don’t we take a fun break and you can read my instructions on how to make my DIY S’Mores on a Stick? Sounds good, right?

Here’s what you need:

  • large marshmallows
  • chocolate melting wafers (or chocolate chips)
  • graham crumbs
  • shish kebab or caramel apple wooden sticks or dowels (available by the apples in the fresh produce section of Safeway)

Smores on a stick ingredients

Spear the marshmallows onto the wooden dowel or stick:

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Melt the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl, a small amount at a time in increments of 30 seconds (trust me, be patient. Chocolate burns easily!). If you are using chocolate chips, mix a few non-melted chips in with the melted chocolate to “temper” the chocolate — it should be a smoother consistency. Dip the tip of the marshmallow into the chocolate, spinning the whole stick a little bit for even coverage.

smores on a stick instructions

Place the hot chocolate immediately into the graham crumbs to coat. (I forgot to take this photo…whoops!)

To make the chocolate drizzle, place a very small handful of chocolate into a Ziplock bag and place into the microwave to melt the chocolate. Again, please heat the chocolate up at increments of 30s and mush the chocolate around to encourage melting — careful, it will probably be quite hot.

Once melted, cut a very small amount off of the bag’s corner.

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Squeeze the chocolate out and move back and forth quickly to create the drizzle

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…and dip immediately into the graham crumbs

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Enjoy!

smores on a stick

There you have it, it’s as simple as that! This is a super easy and cute way to add a little sweetness to your Holiday party (or a cozy New Year’s Eve in with hot chocolate), so I hope you try it.

Let me know how it goes and feel free to pass this post along to others — comments, Twitter and Facebook comments as well as Pinterest posts are always appreciated.

I am signing off for a few days to spend Christmas with my family, so…

Wishing you the best for the Holiday season,

Calgary Wedding Planner and Designer
Calgary Dessert Table Designer

Calgary dessert table design: Holiday sweet table

As Christmas Day quickly approaches and the city of Calgary is in a hustle and bustle preparing for the Holiday season, what better way is there to celebrate than with a Holiday dessert table for an intimate get-together with friends?

Sticking to the classic Holiday red, white and green colours, this Holiday sweets table I created features all of the popular treats perfect for a cozy celebration while the weather outside is frightful:

- DIY s’mores on a stick
- snowflake spicy gingerbread cookies
- classic, round peppermints and chocolate balls
- rich, hot chocolate with a peppermint candy cane twist.

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holiday dessert table

I just love these DIY s’mores on a stick! I’ll be posting the super easy how-to instructions on making your own s’mores on a stick later this week, just in time for your Holiday parties.

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holiday dessert ideas

holiday dessert table

This design was perfect for a Holiday party, but these ideas are easily transferable to a beautiful, white Winter wedding. Imagine treating your guests to a fun hot chocolate bar with all of the favourite fixings and topping it all off with a fun, unique take on s’mores!

I hope you enjoyed these photos — all the best to those of you who are trying to finish their Christmas shopping!

For more information on how you can have a unique, custom Sugar Bar for your wedding or event, please contact Sweet Stylings Weddings & Events

Happy Holidays,

Calgary Wedding Planner and Designer
Calgary Dessert Table Designer

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